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Glensanda, Photo © Aggregate Industries

Welcome to MineralsUK

MineralsUK is the British Geological Survey's Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development. This website has a wealth of information on mineral resources, mineral planning, policy and legislation, sustainable development, statistics and exploration.

Minerals & you

Economic minerals – here you will find out what they are, where they come from and why they are important.

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A web–based Geographical Information System (GIS) has been produced to provide access to a range of Minerals Information Online.

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//What's new

Mineral Statistics Survey
We are undertaking a major review into how and why we continue to produce mineral statistics.

Please help us by taking this short survey

Silver grains, Photo ©Boliden


UK Minerals Yearbook 2014
The latest edition of this series is now available, providing comprehensive data on mineral production and trade the UK.

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Burrowine Moor silica sand quarry, Fife, Operated by Pattersons quarries Ltd. BGS©NERC